J&K registers 25% hike in population in 10 years

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Mar 5:  While the Jammu and Kashmir State has recorded a hike of  25% in the population in ten years, the population of Jammu district has reached  15.26 lakh whereas,  in Srinagar it is 12.69 lakh,  taking the total population of the State to 1.25 crore as per 2011 figures.
Responding to the question of  PDP member Naeem Akhtar  in the Upper House today,  Minister incharge Elections Dr Manohar Lal Sharma said as per  figures of 2001, the population of Jammu was 13.57 lakh but it reached 15.26 lakh in 2011. The population of district Srinagar was 10.27 lakh in 2001 while it reached 12.69 lakh in 2011.
He further disclosed that as per figures available, the total population in the State in 2001 was 1.01 crore while it touched the figure of 1.25 crore in 2011, indicating a hike of 25 % in just ten years. The population of  Leh district as per 2011 figures is 1.47 lakh, Kargil 1.43 lakh, Baramulla 10.15 lakh, Kupwara 8.75 lakh, Anantnag 10.70 lakh, Pulwama  5.70 lakh, Budgam 5.37 lakh, Kulgam 4.22 lakh, Shopian 2.65 lakh, Ganderbal 2.97 lakh and Bandipora 3.85 lakh.
The population of Kathua as per 2011 figures is 6.15 lakh, Udhampur 5.55 lakh, Doda 4.09 lakh, Ramban 2.83 lakh, Kishtwar 2.31 lakh, Reasi 3.14 lakh, Samba 3.14 lakh Rajouri 6.19 lakh and Poonch 4.76 lakh.
Replying to another question, the minister said during 2013, in district Jammu 18,912 voters were deleted, in Kathua 10537, Udhampur 7410, Rajouri 8943, Poonch 6020, Reasi  5108, Doda 3902, Ramban 3365 and Kishtwar 3077.  In Srinagar district in the same year 30509 voters were added, 25206 in Baramulla,  18676 in Kupwara, 20703 in Budgam 16831 in Pulwama and 19001 in Anangnag, whereas, in Jammu during same year 43488 voters were added, in Kathua 20570 and Udhampur 12821 voters.